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Jonah Jones

A talented and flashy trumpeter, Jonah Jones hit upon a formula in 1955 that made him a major attraction for a decade; playing concise versions of melodic swing standards and show tunes muted with a quartet. But although the non-jazz audience discovered Jones during the late '50s, he had already been a very vital trumpeter for two decades. Jones started out playing on a Mississippi riverboat in the 1920s. He freelanced in the Midwest (including with Horace Henderson), was briefly with Jimmie Lunceford (1931), had an early stint with Stuff Smith (1932-1934), and then spent time with Lil Armstrong's short-lived orchestra and the declining McKinney's Cotton Pickers

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Jonah Jones

Jazz Musician of the Day: Jonah Jones

All About Jazz is celebrating Jonah Jones' birthday today! A talented and flashy trumpeter, Jonah Jones hit upon a formula in 1955 that made him a major attraction for a decade; playing concise versions of melodic swing standards and show tunes muted with a quartet. But although the non-jazz audience discovered Jones during the late '50s, ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Jonah Jones

Jazz Musician of the Day: Jonah Jones

All About Jazz is celebrating Jonah Jones' birthday today! A talented and flashy trumpeter, Jonah Jones hit upon a formula in 1955 that made him a major attraction for a decade; playing concise versions of melodic swing standards and show tunes muted with a quartet. But although the non-jazz audience discovered Jones during the late \'50s, ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Jonah Jones

Jazz Musician of the Day: Jonah Jones

All About Jazz is celebrating Jonah Jones' birthday today! A talented and flashy trumpeter, Jonah Jones hit upon a formula in 1955 that made him a major attraction for a decade; playing concise versions of melodic swing standards and show tunes muted with a quartet. But although the non-jazz audience discovered Jones during the late \'50s, ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Jonah Jones

Jazz Musician of the Day: Jonah Jones

All About Jazz is celebrating Jonah Jones' birthday today! A talented and flashy trumpeter, Jonah Jones hit upon a formula in 1955 that made him a major attraction for a decade; playing concise versions of melodic swing standards and show tunes muted with a quartet. But although the non-jazz audience discovered Jones during the late \'50s, ...

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Dot Time Records New Release: Joe Bushkin Quartet "Live At The Embers 1952" - Available September 15, 2016

Dot Time Records New Release: Joe Bushkin Quartet "Live At The Embers 1952" - Available September 15, 2016

DOT TIME RECORDS ANNOUNCES NEW RELEASE IN LEGENDS SERIES JOE BUSHKIN QUARTET Live at the Embers 1952 Featuring BUCK CLAYTON, MILT HINTON AND JO JONES Dot Time Records announces the third release of its “Legends" Series, Live at the Embers 1952- The Joe Bushkin Quartet featuring Buck Clayton, Milt Hinton ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Jonah Jones

Jazz Musician of the Day: Jonah Jones

All About Jazz is celebrating Jonah Jones' birthday today! A talented and flashy trumpeter, Jonah Jones hit upon a formula in 1955 that made him a major attraction for a decade; playing concise versions of melodic swing standards and show tunes muted with a quartet. But although the non-jazz audience discovered Jones during the late \'50s, ...

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'A Gal in Calico': 1946-2011

'A Gal in Calico': 1946-2011

In December 1946, Warner Bros. released a mess of a film called The Time, the Place and the Girl—a post-war feel-good feature with a dopey storyline on which it hung as many musical numbers as possible. Everything about the film was forgettable—except for A Gal in Calico, a song by Leo Robin and Arthur Schwartz. In ...

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Jazz Musician of the Day: Jonah Jones

Jazz Musician of the Day: Jonah Jones

All About Jazz is celebrating Jonah Jones' birthday today! A talented and flashy trumpeter, Jonah Jones hit upon a formula in 1955 that made him a major attraction for a decade; playing concise versions of melodic swing standards and show tunes muted with a quartet. But although the non-jazz audience discovered Jones during the late \'50s, ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Jonah Jones

Jazz Musician of the Day: Jonah Jones

All About Jazz is celebrating Jonah Jones' birthday today! A talented and flashy trumpeter, Jonah Jones hit upon a formula in 1955 that made him a major attraction for a decade; playing concise versions of melodic swing standards and show tunes muted with a quartet. But although the non-jazz audience discovered Jones during the late \'50s, ...


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